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Adcox and Weber Take Division Leads in the USEF Combined Driving National Championships at Live Oak International

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 15, 2018, 11:04 PM EST

Ocala, Fla. – The USEF Combined Driving National Championships got underway with the first of three phases at Live Oak International. Two of the five championship divisions completed their dressage tests; Scott Adcox takes the early lead in the Intermediate Pair Horse division with a score of 60.88 penalties. Chester Weber tops the leaderboard in the four-in-hand division with a score of 40.11 penalties. USEF Intermediate Pair Horse Combined Driving National Championship Adcox (Myakka...

US Equestrian Announces The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ USA

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 15, 2018, 10:40 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian has named the following combinations to The Dutta Corp. U.S. Dressage Team for the FEI Dressage Nations Cup™ USA. Competition will occur from March 27-29 during the Adequan® Global Dressage Festival at the Equestrian Village. The jog will take place on March 27, followed by the Grand Prix on March 28 and the Grand Prix Special on March 29. Ashley Holzer (New York City, N.Y.) and Havanna 145, Diane Fellows’s 11-year-old Hanoverian mare Olivia...

Five USEF Combined Driving National Championships on the Line This Week at Live Oak International

by From the US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 14, 2018, 11:32 PM EST

Ocala, Fla. – Combined driving athletes will descend upon the majestic Live Oak Plantation this week for a shot at a USEF Combined Driving National Championship title. Live Oak International, running Thursday, March 15 through Sunday, March 18, returns as the host for the USEF Advanced Four-in-Hand Combined Driving National Championship and welcomes four new USEF Intermediate Combined Driving National Championship divisions. The following is a glance at the seasoned, skillful veterans and...

Fire Safety for Barns: Are You Prepared?

by | Mar 13, 2018, 12:30 PM EST

Photo: Ian Thornton If you ask a group of horse owners what safety issue scares them the most, a large number will tell you it’s the threat of a barn fire. There is nothing more devastating than losing horses and other animals in a fire. While there are things outside your control that could cause a fire (like lightning), there are measures you can take to prevent fires or lessen their impact. This is not meant to be an exhaustive list, nor will following this protocol ensure you will...

COEs Support Paralympic Equestrian Sport Initiative for Veterans

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 9, 2018, 8:57 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – In an effort to increase growth and participation of eligible veterans in para-equestrian sport, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) has provided grant support for the Paralympic Equestrian Sport Initiative for Veterans. For the past two years, USEF/USPEA International Para-Equestrian Dressage Center of Excellence (COE) Carlisle Academy Integrative Equine Therapy & Sports, in partnership with the US Equestrian Federation (US Equestrian) and the Professional...

Arabian and Half-Arabian Horses Delight Crowds at the 63rd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 8, 2018, 4:26 PM EST

Photo by Osteen/Schatzberg Scottsdale, Ariz. – The Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show is an 11-day celebration of tradition and history, welcoming over 2,200 Arabian and Half-Arabian horses registered with the Arabian Horse Association to West World in Scottsdale, Ariz. This year marks the 63 rd anniversary for the largest Arabian horse show in the world. From February 15 - 25, 2018, the competition hosted a wide array of classes across six bustling show rings, from native costume to working...

TJ O'Mara Talks: Mixing Horses and College

by Glenye Cain Oakford | Mar 6, 2018, 3:00 PM EST

TJ O’Mara, a 19-year-old Rumson, N.J., native, found much success in the equitation championships during his junior years. In 2016, O’Mara won the Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals – East and the US Hunter Seat Medal Final and finished third in the ASPCA Alfred B. Maclay National Championship. He is now a sophomore at the University of Kentucky, where he is an Agricultural Economics major. In addition to his studies, O’Mara also is maintaining a...

NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Seventh in Competitive $150,000 FEI Nations Cup™ at CSIO4* Wellington

by US Equestrian Communications Department/Jump Media LLC | Mar 3, 2018, 8:24 AM EST

Wellington, Fla. - The NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team of Lillie Keenan on Fibonacci 17, Beezie Madden riding Breitling LS, Adrienne Sternlicht on Cristalline, and Catherine Tyree riding Bokai, finished seventh in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup™, presented by U.S. Trust/Bank of America Merrill Lynch, at CSIO4* Wellington on Saturday, March 3. The pathfinders for the U.S., Keenan (New York, N.Y.) and Fibonacci 17 owned by Chansonette Farm, LLC, finished the first round with 12 faults for...

NetJets® U.S. Show Jumping Team Depending on Depth for Shot at Podium in $150,000 FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO4* Wellington

by From the US Equestrian Communications Department | Mar 2, 2018, 9:08 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team’s Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland will rely on his depth of experience depth in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup CSIO4* Wellington presented by U.S. Trust and Bank of America Merrill Lynch on Saturday. U25 athletes Lillie Keenan, Catherine Tyree and Adrienne Sternlicht will team up with four-time Olympian Beezie Madden as they work for a podium finish at home against eight teams. The U.S. has drawn sixth in the order, with Keenan...

US Equestrian Announces NetJets as Official Sponsor of U.S. Show Jumping Team

by US Equestrian Communications Department | Feb 28, 2018, 11:00 AM EST

Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian (USEF) is pleased to announce an official partnership with NetJets as the new multi-year sponsor of the U.S. Show Jumping Team. The NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team will first appear at the Longines FEI Nations Cup™ CSIO5* Ocala at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Fla., this Sunday. In addition, the NetJets U.S. Show Jumping Team will compete at Longines FEI Nations Cups throughout the year and at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games™ Tryon. In...